LEOPOLD—Perry Central played strong man-to-man defense to beat Tell City 36-19 in eighth grade boys basketball Thursday.
The Commodores also made some steals and turned some of them into layups as they jumped to a 10-0 lead.
Tell City scored its first points on a three-point basket just before the first-quarter buzzer.
Perry Central also held the Archers scoreless the first 5:15 of the third quarter.
Abe Schwartz led Perry Central with 13 points and two assists.